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Cold War in Europe 2

Cold War in Europe Vocabulary Terms 2

McCarthyism This is the term given to accusations of treason or disloyalty without having evidence, It comes from a time when a Senator of the US made several accusations of people being communists and traitors during the Cold War
Détente The relaxing of tension between the superpowers
Glasnost A policy promoted during the latter half of the 1980s in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Gorbachev in which government secrecy was discouraged and open discussion and distribution of information was encouraged, The term translates to "openness" in Russian
Perestroika Introduced in June 1987 by Mikhail Gorbachev, an economic policy to decentralize the Soviet economy, The term translates to "restructuring" in Russian
SALT Strategic Arms Limitation Talks were negotiations between the Soviet Union and the United States to limit the number of newly created nuclear weapons
Star Wars Nickname of US President Ronald Reagan's plan to research, develop, and build a space-based system that could destroy incoming nuclear missiles, Introduced March 23, 1983, and officially called the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)
Superpower A superpower is a country that is significantly stronger, especially in regards to their military, than most other countries, During the Cold War the Soviet Union and the United States were the only two
Checkpoint Charlie A crossing point between West Berlin and East Berlin when the Berlin Wall divided the city
Eastern Bloc The Eastern Bloc was a name given to the Soviet Union and its communist controlled states in Eastern Europe such as Poland, East Germany, and Bulgaria
Red Scare The Red Scare was a time of extreme anti-communism in the United States, People were scared that communists had infiltrated the government
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